US aid for Ukraine
Pro-Ukraine US House Republican employs obscure procedural maneuver to pressure a vote on assistance for Ukraine, facing obstruction from GOP leadership and far-right members.
"My message to those on Capitol Hill is really simple - I was in the White House and Capitol Hill last month. It is: do this because it's in the interests of the United States of America," Grant Shapps said.
US Congressional leaders negotiated deal for temporary funds averting federal agency shutdowns, but vital emergency assistance for Ukraine still lacks House action for approval.
US President Biden convenes congressional leaders to address Ukraine aid and impending US gov’t shutdown
Biden convenes urgent White House meeting with US congressional leaders to discuss critical Ukraine funding and avoiding a federal government shutdown ahead of the looming March 2 deadline.
International allies criticize US House speaker Mike Johnson for dodging swift legislative decision on depleted Ukraine's vital defense assistance
German Defense Minister Pistorius urges US legislators to approve the $60+ billion aid package for Ukraine, as billions in deals between German and American defense contractors now hang in the balance as lawmakers obstruct crucial Ukraine military aid.
The US has provided a technical assistance package to Ukraine's investigative units, including 66 vehicles, 250 drones, nine 3D ground laser scanning systems, and a DNA laboratory.
This proposed legislation follows the House of Representatives' decision to withhold a vote on a previous $95 billion version last week.
"The costs of inaction are rising every day, especially in Ukraine," US President Joe Biden said.
The Democratic-led US Senate overcame a key hurdle by passing President Biden’s $95 billion foreign aid proposal, including $61 billion for Ukraine, though House Republicans have voiced disapproval over the lack of border security funds ahead of the bill's uncertain future.
Ukraine is facing a shortage of air defense missiles and could exhaust its stockpiles next month, according to unnamed American officials cited by The New York Times.
After overcoming a previous impasse, the US Senate has agreed to consider a targeted aid package for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan amid persistent Republican divisions.
US Senate Republicans block own demanded border-Ukraine aid deal; Democrats to offer passing stand-alone aid bill
Despite earlier demanding the border security add-ons, US Senate Republicans now obstructed passage of the compromise border-Ukraine aid bill following opposition from Trump, prompting Democrats to call a vote on the standalone assistance package without the extra immigration measures.
US Senate majority leader to push Ukraine, Israel aid bill stripped of US border security provisions
US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer intends to advance a pared-down aid package for Israel and Ukraine, omitting border security provisions, in response to Republican resistance against a comprehensive bipartisan bill, per NBC News.
The $118 billion national security package represents a significant priority for President Biden; however, it encounters strong opposition from former President Donald Trump and his supporters.
National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan dismissed a bill introduced by US House Speaker Mike Johnson, aimed at providing…
The House of Representatives plans to vote next week on a standalone Israel aid bill, without any assistance for Ukraine, Speaker Mike Johnson said.
The US Senate gears up for a crucial vote on a comprehensive aid package, including some $60 billion for Ukraine, despite skepticism from Republican lawmakers and external pressures from Donald Trump.
US auditors have traveled to Kyiv to review the spending of American military assistance to Ukraine, as no violations have been identified previously, and the Pentagon continues to ensure taxpayer funds are used appropriately.
Austin urged partners to send additional interceptors to counter Russia's air attacks while NATO head pledged long-term backing; Spain, Canada, Germany unveiled new military aid offerings.